Break Out Of Hareka's Underground (Boohu) is a roguelike game mainly inspired from DCSS and its tavern, with some ideas from Brogue, but aiming for very short games, almost no character building, and a simplified inventory.
Every year, the elders send someone to collect medicinal simella plants in the Underground. This year, the honor fell upon you, and so here you are. According to the elders, deep in the Underground, magical stairs will lead you back to your village. Along the way, you will collect simellas, as well as various items that will help you deal with monsters, which you may fight or flee...
Screenshot and Website
You can visit the game's website for more informations, tips, screenshots and asciicasts. You will also be able to play in the browser and download pre-built binaries for the latest release.
Install from Sources
You can build from source by following these steps:
- Install the go compiler.
$GOPATHvariable (for example
- Use the command
go get -u git.tuxfamily.org/boohu/boohu.git.
boohu command should now be available (you may have to rename it to
The only dependency outside of the go standard library is the lightweight
curses-like library termbox-go, which is
installed automatically by the previous
go get command.
Portability note. If you happen to experience input problems, try adding
--tags tcell or
--tags ansi to the
go get command. The first will use
tcell instead of termbox-go, and requires
cgo on some platforms, but is more portable. The second will work on POSIX
systems with a
If the default colors do not display nicely on your terminal emulator, you can
boohu -s to use the 16-color palette, which
will display nicely if the solarized
palette is used. Configurations are available for most terminal emulators, otherwise, colors may have to be configured manually to one's liking in
the terminal emulator options.